Graduate Bulletin

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH POLICY, MANAGEMENT AND BEHAVIOR

Requirements for Admission to the M.S. Program

In addition to the general University requirements for admission to master's study described earlier in this bulletin, a college-level statistics course with a grade of B or better is required. Applicants must also submit official scores of the Graduate Record Examination. It is recommended that applicants have a score of 550 or better in the quantitative section of the exam. International applicants must submit scores on the TOEFL and the GRE before being considered for admission.

Program of Study (48 credits)

  1. General Requirements - School of Public Health (9 credits)

  2. Epi 501 Principles & Methods of Epidemiology (3)
    Sta 552 Principles in Statistical Inference I (3)
    Sta 553 Principles in Statistical Inference II (3)
     
  3. General Requirements - All M.S. Tracks (18 credits)

  4. Hpm 500 Health Care Organization, Delivery and Finance (3)
    Hpm 501 Health Policy Analysis and Management (3)
    Hpm 514 Computer Programming for Data Management and Analysis in Public Health (3)
    Hpm 525 Social & Behavioral Aspects of Public Health (3)
    Hpm 647 Evaluation of Public Health Programs (3)
    Hpm 695 Master's Project in Health Policy, Management & Behavior (3)
     

  5. Field Placement - Hpm 690 Field Placement (3)

  6. Students are required to complete a field placement during which they work closely with a mentor in a health-related agency and with a faculty member.
     
  7. Track Requirements (18 credits)

    Health Policy and Management

    Health Policy-Oriented Students
    Hpm 511 Economic Analysis I (3)
    Hpm 641 Principles of Health Organization Management (3)
    Hpm 652 Quantitative Methods in Health Policy, Management, and Behavior (3)
    Hpm 612 Applications in Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation (3)
    Two Electives - minimum of 6 credits total (specialized electives, can include Hpm 650)

    Health Management-Oriented Students
    Hpm 550 Financial Management of Healthcare Institutions (3)
    Hpm 641 Principles of Health Organization Management (3)
    Hpm 652 Quantitative Methods in Health Policy, Management, and Behavior (3)
    Hpm 650 Strategy and Leadership Applications in Health Management (3)
    Two Electives – minimum of 6 credits total (specialized electives, can include Hpm 612)

    Social Behavior & Community Health
    Hpm 520 Fundamentals of Research Design (3)
    Hpm 521 Family & Community Health (3)
    Hpm 627 Public Health Education (3)
    2 Electives (6 credits)
    Choose 1 of the following:
    Psy 737 Research Methods in Social and Personality Psychology (3)
    Psy 753 Psychometric Theory & Research (3)
    Hpm 652 Quantitative Methods in Health Policy, Management, and Behavior (3)

Combined Baccalaureate-Master’s Degree Programs

Qualified undergraduates may apply for admission to the combined B.A. Economics, B.A. Psychology, or B.A. Sociology/M.S. Health Policy and Management or B.S. Economics/M.S. Health Policy and Management program and, if accepted, simultaneously work toward completion of the requirements for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. See Combined Baccalaureate-Master's Degree Programs http://www.albany.edu/graduate_bulletin_archive/grad2007/requirements_general_admissions.html#combined_baccalaureate for details.